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Category: Automotive

This Tiny Electric Motorbike-Car Crossover is the Future of Urban Mobility

Meet the Microlino, a 100% electric, a zero-emissions electric car that’s considered the ideal mix between a motorbike and a car. It’s also a retro-style, electrified version of the 1950’s classic Isetta “bubble car” and an all-weather alternative to a motorcycle.

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These 3D-Printed Airless Tires Could Make Flat Tires a Thing of the Past

Michelin and General Motors have teamed up for the development of the Uptis (Unique Puncture-Proof Tire System), or 3D-printed, airless tires for passenger vehicles that eliminate the dangerous risks associated with flat tires and blowouts caused by punctures or road hazards. Michelin and GM’s goal is to make Uptis a mainstream reality on passenger vehicles in 2024.

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This “CarCaddy” Vehicle Puller Easily Pushes and Pulls Vehicles in Tight Spots

DJ Products developed the CarCaddy Vehicle Puller that safely and efficiently moves vehicles in and around confined areas without damaging the bumper or body of the vehicle. This battery-operated device is used for end-of-line, automotive testing facilities, dealer showrooms, and service garage applications.

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This Self-Driving ‘Hercules’ Robot Disinfects Streets and Makes Grocery Runs in China

During the COVID-19 outbreak, China has been taking innovative measures in ensuring the safety of its citizens given the severity of the Coronavirus. Shenzhen Unity-Drive Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. (UDI), a leader in the autonomous driving technology, has launched small fleets of self-driving robots to disinfect the streets and deliver groceries and supplies.

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Bicycle-Car Hybrid Merges Muscle Power and Electric Motor for Green Urban Transportation

Germany’s Schaeffler Bio‑Hybrid GmbH is taking on urban mobility in a smarter, more eco-friendly and hip way and the world is noticing. They’ve invented the Bio-Hybrid, a bicycle and car hybrid that comes in two versions, Passenger and Cargo that merge the best of two worlds – muscle power and an electric motor.

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